Namdev has been practicing graphic design in some form since the age of 15, when he was making punk zines by hand or on borrowed computer time.

In the 16 years following, he received a BFA in Graphic Design from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design, where his work was awarded with two merit scholarships and recognized by the AIGA, and gained experience working in a variety of settings: chief designer at Intermedia Arts, a non-profit art center in Minneapolis; in-house designer on Target’s brand team; and working with ad agencies.

In addition, he continues to produce art works and products that use the language and methodology of graphic design as their means.

He recently began teaching in the Continuing Studies department at MCAD and hopes to continue to teach and conduct workshops.

Namdev’s hand-made typography and patterns have been featured in the books “Hand Job: A Catalog of Type”, which he also contributed an essay to, and “Over and Over: A Catalog of Hand-drawn Patterns”, both from our friends Mike Perry and Princeton Architectural Press.

Kimberlee received her BFA in Photography from MCAD in 2003 and has since followed a path that encompasses fine art, commercial photography and more. She was awarded a Jerome Travel Grant to travel to her hometown of New Bedford, Massachusetts and continue her final year project, “Fragments” and this year Kim received a State Arts Board grant to work on her winter landscape project “Plateau”.

Images from “Plateau”, as well as her projects “MonoWood” and “Drift” were exhibited in a number of group shows this year.

In addition to her work at The MVA, Kim works with food photography and shoots lifestyle and wedding photography when the opportunities are interesting.

Kimberlee contributed photographs to Mike Perry’s book “Hand Job: A Catalog of Type”.

Under the art direction of Deb Littlejohn (Design Institute and TWO), Kim created a photographic taxonomy of mapping techniques and strategies for the book “If/Then: Mapping”, edited by Janet Abrams and Peter Hall, and published by the now defunct University of Minnesota Design Institute.